EdgeData Welcomes New Director of Operations

Cedar Rapids, Iowa—EdgeData, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Lorie Hines as Director of Operations. In this role, Hines will manage operations of BladeEdge, EdgeData’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven image analysis engine for the wind industry. “Lorie brings valuable insight and experience to the BladeEdge team during a time of rapid growth,” said Chris… Read more »

BladeEdge℠ Advances Artificial Intelligence Data Processing for the Wind Industry

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – BladeEdge, a leading provider of big data solutions for the wind industry, is pleased to announce the launch of EDDIE, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) image analysis engine designed specifically for the wind industry. EDDIE was created to enable automated condition assessments of blade inspection images, data analytic processing and… Read more »

BladeEdge℠ Expands with New Vice President of Global Business Development

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – BladeEdge, a leading provider of big data solutions for the wind industry, is pleased to announce a new Vice President of Global Business Development. Rigo Murillo brings decades of experience and a deep understanding of the wind industry to the BladeEdge team. “Rigo has a long history in the wind industry,… Read more »

Four Common Wind Turbine Inspection Challenges

First-Time Accuracy: Solutions to 4 Common Wind Turbine Inspection Challenges Small amounts of blade damage or erosion can lead to significant efficiency loss. Inefficient blades don’t generate as much power, which decreases AEP year over year. As the U.S. ramps up wind energy production, every wind turbine needs to perform at maximum capacity – but… Read more »

EdgeData Announces New Chief Financial Officer

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota—EdgeData, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Kris Gulick as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Gulick will help to advance the financial and business strategy of the organization. Gulick brings decades of consulting and finance experience to the EdgeData leadership team. An entrepreneur at heart, Gulick started Cedar… Read more »

BladeEdge℠ Adds New Business Development Manager

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota – BladeEdge, the wind industry’s first AI-driven analytics portal, announced Tammy Heying has been named Business Development Manager with the company. BladeEdge is advancing the wind industry with a software portal that transforms raw data from blade-condition assessments and wind farm management systems into actionable intelligence. Heying was most recently responsible… Read more »

Increasing Wind Turbine Efficiency | Keeping Up with the Wind Industry

Every day, more and more wind farms are popping up in communities across the U.S. With increased demand for wind energy comes the need to increase wind turbine efficiency. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports that at the end of 2017, “more than 28,000 megawatts (MW) of new projects across 31 states [were] either… Read more »

Developing a Wind Turbine Blade Management Program with BladeEdge℠

A Wind Turbine Blade Management Program (BMP) is a critical component to the lifetime management of your blades. A BMP is a repository for important manufacturing information, temporal blade inspections and service history, ensuring the data you need is easily accessible and stored in the same place. With this data at your fingertips, you’ll be… Read more »

Live BladeEdge℠ Demos Add Value at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017

After a year of planning and preparation, the EdgeData℠ team returned to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim. Visitors and exhibitors from around the world attended the event. This year’s WINDPOWER conference was focused on the future of wind energy. With major companies like GM, Amazon, Microsoft and Walmart… Read more »